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Honsou
03-03-2010, 02:12 AM
So chaps, I thought I'd set up a log for the tale of fantasy gamers. While some may say that it is not possible to do so much, in so little time (particularly considering that I have a 40K army to build, paint and prepare for a campaign beginning this thursday), I say it can be! Thus, to prove my point, here are 4 provisional army lists (with or without variations) and proof that my hero is under way:

500 points:

Hero: 1 lvl 2 Wizard w/ Powerstone (120 pts)

Core: 20 Swordsmen w/ full cmd + detachment (145 pts)
Detachment: 5 Handgunners (40 pts)

10 Crossbows w/ Marksman (85 pts)

Rare: 1 Hellblaster Volley Gun (110 pts)

Total: 500 points exactly.


Variation One:

Hero: 1 lvl 2 Wizard w/ Rod of Power (130 pts)

Core: 24 Swordsmen w/ full cmd (169 pts)

10 Crossbowmen w/ Marksman (85 pts)

Rare: 1 Hellblaster Volley Gun (110 pts)

Total: 494 points


Variation Two:

Hero: 1 lvl 2 Wizard w/ Rod of Power (130 pts)

Core: 20 Swordsmen 2/ full cmd+detachment (145 pts)
Detachment:5 handgunners (40 pts)

10 Crossbowmen w/ Marksman (85 pts)

Special: 1 Great Cannon (100 pts)

Total: 500 points exactly.


1500 points

Heroes: 1 Empire captain w/ barded warhorse, full plate, shield, rod of command (124 pts)

1 lvl 1 wizard w/ 2 Dispel Scrolls (115 pts)

1 lvl 1 Wizard w/ 1 Dispel Scroll (90 pts)


Core: 20 Swordsmen w/ full cmd (145 pts)

20 Swordsmen w/ full cmd (145 pts)

10 Handgunners w/ Marksman + HRifle (105 pts)

10 Handgunners w/ Marksman + HRifle (105 pts)

10 Crossbowmen (80 pts)

9 Knights w/ full cmd + Steel Standard (267 pts)


Special: 5 Pistoliers w/ Outrider + repeater, Musician (114 pts)

1 Great Canon (100 pts)

Rare: 1 Hellblaster VG (110 pts)

Total: 1500 pts exactly


Variation One:

Heroes: 1 Empire Captain w/ barded warhorse, full plate, shield, rod of cmd (124 pts)

1 lvl 1 wizard w/ 2 Dispel Scrolls (115 pts)

1 lvl 1 Wizard w/ 1 Dispel Scroll + Wizard's Staff (100 pts)


Core: 20 Swordsmen w/ full cmd (145 pts)

20 Swordsmen w/ full cmd (145 pts)

10 Handgunners w/ Marksman + Repeater (100 pts)

10 Handgunners w/ Marksman + Repeater (100 pts)

10 Crossbowmen (80 pts)

9 Knights w/ full cmd + Steel Standard (267 pts)


Special: 5 Pistoliers w/ Outrider + repeater, Musician (114 pts)

1 Great Canon (100 pts)

Rare: 1 Hellblaster VG (110 pts)

Total: 1500 pts exactly


Variation Two:

Heroes: 1 Empire Captain w/ barded warhorse, full plate, shield, rod of cmd (124 pts)

1 lvl 1 wizard w/ 2 Dispel Scrolls (115 pts)

1 lvl 1 Wizard w/ 1 Dispel Scroll + Wizard's Staff (100 pts)


Core: 20 Swordsmen w/ full cmd + detachment (145 pts)
Detachment: 5 Crossbowmen (40 pts)

20 Swordsmen w/ full cmd + detachment(145 pts)
Detachment: 5 Crossbowmen (40 pts)

10 Handgunners w/ Marksman + Repeater (100 pts)

10 Handgunners w/ Marksman + Repeater (100 pts)

9 Knights w/ full cmd + Steel Standard (267 pts)

Special: 5 Pistoliers w/ Outrider + repeater, Musician (114 pts)

1 Great Canon (100 pts)

Rare: 1 Hellblaster VG (110 pts)

Total: 1500 pts exactly


2000 points


Lord: Templar Grand Master w/ Hand weapon, full plate, barded warhorse, lance, shield (145 pts)

Heroes: Captain w/ full plate, shield, barded warhorse, rod of cmd (124 pts)

1 lvl1 Wizard w/ 1 Dispel scroll (90 pts)

1 lvl1 Wizard w/ 1 Dispel scroll (90 pts)

Core: 20 Swordsmen w/ full cmd + detachment (145 pts)
Detachment: 8 Militia (40 pts)

20 Swordsmen w/ full cmd + detachment (145 pts)
Detachment: 7 Militia (35 pts)

9 Knights w/ full cmd, steel standard (267 pts)

10 Crossbowmen (80 pts)

10 Handgunners w/ Marksman + repeater (100 pts)

10 Handgunners w/ Marksman + repeater (100 pts)

10 Handgunners w/ Marksman + repeater (100 pts)

Special: 5 Pistoliers w/ Outrider + repeater, Musician (114 pts)

5 Pistoliers w/ Outrider + repeater, Musician (114 pts)

1 Great Cannon (100 pts)

1 Great Cannon (100 pts)

Rare: 1 Hellblaster Volley Gun (110 pts)

Total: Total 1,999


Variation One

Lord: Templar Grand Master w/ Hand weapon, full plate, barded warhorse, lance, shield (145 pts)

Heroes: Captain w/ full plate, shield, barded warhorse, rod of cmd (124 pts)

1 lvl1 Wizard w/ 1 Dispel scroll (90 pts)

1 lvl1 Wizard w/ 1 Dispel scroll (90 pts)

Core: 20 Swordsmen w/ full cmd + detachments (145 pts)
Detachment: 8 Militia (40 pts)
Detachment: 5 Crossbows (40 pts)

20 Swordsmen w/ full cmd + detachments (145 pts)
Detachment: 7 Militia (35 pts)
Detachment: 5 Crossbows (40 pts)

9 Knights w/ full cmd, steel standard (267 pts)

10 Handgunners w/ Marksman + repeater (100 pts)

10 Handgunners w/ Marksman + repeater (100 pts)

10 Handgunners w/ Marksman + repeater (100 pts)

Special: 5 Pistoliers w/ Outrider + repeater, Musician (114 pts)

5 Pistoliers w/ Outrider + repeater, Musician (114 pts)

1 Great Cannon (100 pts)

1 Great Cannon (100 pts)

Rare: 1 Hellblaster Volley Gun (110 pts)

Total: Total 1,999



Lord: General w/ shield, full plate, barded warhorse (116 pts)

Heroes: Captain w/ full plate, shield, barded warhorse, rod of cmd (124 pts)

1 lvl1 Wizard w/ 1 Dispel scroll (90 pts)

1 lvl1 Wizard w/ 1 Dispel scroll (90 pts)

Core: 20 Swordsmen w/ full cmd + detachment (145 pts)
Detachment: 9 Militia (45 pts)

20 Swordsmen w/ full cmd + detachment (145 pts)
Detachment: 9 Militia (45 pts)

9 Knights w/ full cmd, steel standard (267 pts)

10 Crossbowmen (80 pts)

10 Handgunners w/ Marksman + HRifle (105 pts)

10 Handgunners w/ Marksman + HRifle (105 pts)

10 Handgunners w/ Marksman + HRifle (105 pts)

Special: 5 Pistoliers w/ Outrider + repeater, Musician (114 pts)

5 Pistoliers w/ Outrider + repeater, Musician (114 pts)

1 Great Cannon (100 pts)

1 Great Cannon (100 pts)

Rare: 1 Hellblaster Volley Gun (110 pts)

Total: Total 2000 pts exactly


2250 points


Lord: General w/ shield, full plate, barded warhorse (116 pts)

Heroes: Captain w/ full plate, shield, barded warhorse, rod of cmd (124 pts)

1 lvl1 Wizard w/ 2 Dispel scroll (115 pts)

1 lvl1 Wizard w/ 2 Dispel scroll (115 pts)

Core: 20 Swordsmen w/ full cmd + detachment (145 pts)
Detachment: 9 Militia (45 pts)

20 Swordsmen w/ full cmd + detachment (145 pts)
Detachment: 9 Militia (45 pts)

9 Knights w/ full cmd, steel standard (267 pts)

10 Crossbowmen (80 pts)

10 Handgunners w/ Marksman + HRifle (105 pts)

10 Handgunners w/ Marksman + HRifle (105 pts)

10 Handgunners w/ Marksman + HRifle (105 pts)

Special: 5 Pistoliers w/ Outrider + repeater, Musician (114 pts)

5 Pistoliers w/ Outrider + repeater, Musician (114 pts)

1 Great Cannon (100 pts)

1 Great Cannon (100 pts)

Rare: 1 Hellblaster Volley Gun (110 pts)

20 Flagellants (200 pts)

Total: Total 2250 pts exactly


Variation One:


Lord: Templar Grand Master w/ Hand weapon, full plate, barded warhorse, lance, shield, sword of power (185 pts)

Heroes: Captain w/ full plate, shield, barded warhorse, rod of cmd (124 pts)

1 lvl1 Wizard w/ 2 Dispel scroll (115 pts)

Warrior Priest w/ heavy armor, shield, van horstmann's speculum (126 pts)

Core: 20 Swordsmen w/ full cmd + detachment (145 pts)
Detachment: 9 Militia (45 pts)

20 Swordsmen w/ full cmd + detachment (145 pts)
Detachment: 9 Militia (45 pts)

9 Knights w/ full cmd, steel standard (267 pts)

10 Crossbowmen (80 pts)

10 Handgunners w/ Marksman + repeater (100 pts)

10 Handgunners w/ Marksman + repeater (100 pts)

10 Handgunners w/ Marksman + repeater (100 pts)

Special: 5 Pistoliers w/ Outrider + repeater, Musician (114 pts)

5 Pistoliers w/ Outrider + repeater, Musician (114 pts)

1 Great Cannon (100 pts)

1 Great Cannon (100 pts)

Rare: 1 Hellblaster Volley Gun (110 pts)

1 Hellblaster Volley Gun (110pts)

Total: 2250 points exactly


I think that's all the lists I bashed around for this. I am, of course, as ever open to any suggestions anyone may have. I've also posted them in an appropriate thread here (http://www.astronomican.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17851).

Now, for the bit you're all waiting for: the proof. Well, here be the proof that my hero choice is underway. The Empire captain that is included in most of the above lists, and is included in a fair few variants not posted above is my hero choice for the first stage of the tale. Because of his pre-eminence, the bonus points for conversion, and the general coolness factor I want in this model, I've decided to convert him.

So, held together by blue-tak and very much a WIP (see my WIP (http://www.astronomican.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15491&page=29) for more information), the Empire Captain:

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x203/Honsou_Eshara/VideoSnapshot-17-6.png

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x203/Honsou_Eshara/VideoSnapshot-15-6.png

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x203/Honsou_Eshara/VideoSnapshot-14-6.png

So, to summarize:

Army lists: done
Hero: underway
Report: underway

Bonuses:
-Conversion: check
-Fiction: underway

Honsou
06-03-2010, 03:56 AM
So, update 2:

Progress continues, albeit slower than I would like, on the hero choice captain. That said, he IS coming along, and I firmly expect to finish him off in the course of tomorrow. I also plan to start painting him then, and then finish him off on Monday, thus neatly getting it all done inside the deadline.

I am currently stuck with the second armored arm, and shield, as well as the question of what head to use. None of the ones in any of the kits really "work" for me, and I'm not entirely sure as to whether my idea of using a skull design from a banner really conveys my intent of having it as a "face-mask" style helm. Thoughts?

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x203/Honsou_Eshara/VideoSnapshot-9-11.png

In other news, I do believe I have secured myself some bonus points, having finished off the first chapter of On the road to war (http://www.astronomican.com/forums/showthread.php?p=290285#post290285), the fiction piece to accompany this tale.

Aeth
06-03-2010, 10:16 PM
There is a skull mask head on the Chaos warriors sprue if you can lay your hands on one.

Honsou
06-03-2010, 10:34 PM
There is a skull mask head on the Chaos warriors sprue if you can lay your hands on one.

Probably not tbh, at least not within the deadline. I've just gone with a "normal" head instead. More on that in the next update :grin:

Honsou
07-03-2010, 04:29 AM
Well, here is the promised update:

I was able to catch the, now completed, captain who will by my hero choice for this month (I've got tomorrow and monday to paint him, so time is short :grin:) in a group of models I sprayed earlier today. So, now I am right back on track for this month!

Here's a picture of the completed captain, prior to spraying:

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x203/Honsou_Eshara/VideoSnapshot-17-7.png
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x203/Honsou_Eshara/VideoSnapshot-18-6.png
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x203/Honsou_Eshara/VideoSnapshot-19-7.png

I've decided to go with the head from the empire knights champion, while I am using an armored arm cannibalized from the same kit, while the shield is a cut down sergeant's shield from the Space Marine Terminator sprue. Add some bitz (a few sowrds, a pack, a pistol, etc) and voila!

Honsou
08-03-2010, 12:23 AM
Well, for me it is now 14 minutes into March 8th, giving me only today to wrap up this month's task. That said, I'm pretty much done- all that really remains is to write the short paragraph with some thoughts and insights, but that's easy enough, right? :grin:

You've seen the lists (http://www.astronomican.com/forums/showpost.php?p=289463&postcount=1), you've seen the fiction (http://www.astronomican.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17894), now see the converted and painted hero choice:

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x203/Honsou_Eshara/VideoSnapshot-7-13.png
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x203/Honsou_Eshara/VideoSnapshot-6-12.png
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x203/Honsou_Eshara/VideoSnapshot-5-16.png

Despite the fact that, for TOFG purposes, this is "completed" in that it meets the requirement for a minimum of 3 paints (there are 11 I think: chaos black, shining gold, dwarf bronze, tin bitz, boltgun metal, mithril silver, scorched brown, dark flesh, bestial brown, codex grey and adeptus battlegrey), I will be revisiting this model down the line, perhaps toward the end of this week.

I am considering going over some of the details to make them really stand out, as well as changing the color of the horse garment. Despite thinking that a black horse with a black garment would be a good, and fluffy, idea, I think it lacks a bit of contrast. Not sure what I'll do there though XD

So, all that remains, then, is a paragraph... look for that here come the morrow ;)

Aeth
08-03-2010, 05:25 PM
Try drybrushing one of the darker grays over the musculature of the horse then wash it black.

Honsou
08-03-2010, 10:04 PM
I have just posted the full monthly round-up, including the latest pictures of the captain. That can be found here (http://www.astronomican.com/forums/showpost.php?p=291067&postcount=6).

Honsou
22-03-2010, 12:15 AM
In an effort to get my submission for this month up and going, I've been able to get some work done today. You can find more on that here (http://www.astronomican.com/forums/showpost.php?p=293971&postcount=312).